England: London (Humanities)
|Date:||Early September - Mid December|
|Program Focus:||General Culture & Humanities|
|Minimum of 3.0 GPA is required.|
This humanities program is based in London, England and has been developed in conjunction with IES Abroad, which will be the transcripting authority for the program.
Students will take their courses and maintain residence at Queen Mary College, located in East London. Queen Mary (QM), established in 1887, is an affiliated college of the University of London.
Students will take 12 to 15 semester credits of courses at QM. At least 8 semester credits must be in the humanities. Remaining credits may be in whatever subject students wish, as long as the course has transfer approval from the registrar.
One course (4 credits) course will be a humanities course taught by the faculty program leader.
The program also includes group travel to Scotland and points of interest in England. Students will live in campus dormitories.
Fulfills the two-course international studies requirement.
Credit earned varies based on courses completed. Students may earn up to 19 credits. (Overloads are not permitted.)
Fall 2017: IS-356 Ricardian Literature
This class will examine the reign of Richard II through the literature and art produced during his rule. Some of the issues we will consider are royal self-fashioning, chivalry and knighthood, the cult of the saints, the interlocking responsibilities of the three estates, the relation of London and the provinces, and the conflation of the earthly and the divine in medieval imagination. Authors include Geoffrey Chaucer, William Langland, and the Gawain-poet. Some excursions will be included to enhance class material: a tour of medieval London, visits to Westminster Abbey and Westminster Hall, a behind-the-scenes session at the National Archives in Kew, a day-trip to Canterbury and Dover, and a three-day visit to the Peak District. Along with these class trips, we’ll take advantage of our London setting to have assignments that will require you to visit the British Library, the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the National Gallery on your own. Taught by Karen Gross.
Additional courses will be chosen from the Queen Mary course offerings at large. (University Prerequisites apply. Two of the courses must be in the humanities.) Credit per course may vary – the program leader will assist with planning a full schedule.